Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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INFORM guide about lime and cement mortars, the two most commonly used mortar types in Scotland.
This INFORM guide provides some historical background to the use of corrugated iron and outlines the various issues relating to the conservation, repair and maintenance of the material.
This guide, "Clay Mortars for Masonry Buildings", explains how clay and clay-rich earth have traditionally been used in Scotland to make mortars for masonry wall construction and surface finishing.
The Dragons, Swords, Portraits and Lace event takes place on 10 October 2017 and repeats on 11 October. Find out more about the event and Duff House, in which it is held.
This INFORM guide document examines measures that can be taken to minimise the threat birds pose to our built heritage environment and the ways in which they can be controlled.
This INFORM guide first gives a description of the structure of a flat roof. The signs of common problems are then listed before looking at ways to repair roofs and eradicate such problems.
An INFORM guide to the risks and consequences of cleaning sandstone masonry.
This INFORM guide gives a brief description of pantiles in Scotland, along with common problems, repair and maintenance issues.
This INFORM guide gives an introduction to Scottish slate roofs, their components, and their maintenance and repair.
This INFORM guide explains what hot-mixed lime mortars are and how they differ from other types of lime mortars.
An INFORM guide to what can be done to improve energy efficiency in traditional buildings, and how this relates to building standards.
INFORM guide on how to protect traditional buildings from flood damage, and how to mitigate the effects if flooding occurs.